The canoe trail Bottenån / Borsån / Southern Arbogaån in Sweden

After Lindesberg, Bottenån changes name to Borsån, which flows out into the lake, Väringen. This canoe trail is sometimes incorrectly called Bottenån. The correct name of this stretch is Borsån. The paddling in Borsån offers nice paddling along a somewhat lively river.

Bottenån / Borsån / Southern Arbogaån

Trail description: River and lake paddling.
Degree of difficulty: Medium-difficult.
From-to: Lindesberg-Frövi.
Distance: 24 km, 50% river paddling.
Drop: 29 m total, 1,2 m/km on average.
Portages: 3-7 portages 100 m-700 m.
Landscape description: Forests and meadows.
The rain and wind shelters have good, strong fireplaces, dry toilets and sometimes even firewood.
The canoe trail continues in Arbogaån via a 2.5 km portage in Frövifors.  
Good canoe trail description with map is included in the hire.
Free transport of hired equipment for hires over 4500 SEK/transport day.

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Other maps: 11 FSV, 10 FNV-NO

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Book canoes, kayaks and transport to Bottenån / Borsån / Southern Arbogaån

900 SEK/canoe and kayak /transport day. 450 SEK/canoe and kayak/day without transport.

The price applies to full group discount of the costs of canoe transports to and from Bottenån / Borsån / Southern Arbogaån. With bookings of low numbers of canoes, please check the price list for canoe transport before booking.

Better canoeing and kayaking, better price and no transport

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13) Järleån >>
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Trackless Excursions

The paddler is a guest in the nature and is required to demonstrate responsibility and care. Not to harm and not to destroy. We have the right to enjoy Swedish nature, but there is also a duty to behave responsibly. The paddler’s only trace should be the whirlpools from the paddles.

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